Growing up, I was always impressed by my mom’s apple rose tart. She made it every Sunday, and it was a family favorite. I would watch her carefully as she prepped the dough, rolled it out, and arranged the apple slices into delicate rose-like shapes. I was mesmerized by the way the tart came together. The golden, flaky crust and the sweet, tart apples were the perfect combination.
Now, I make this apple rose tart for my own family. I love watching my kids’ eyes light up when they take a bite. It’s a special recipe that I’m so happy to share with you!
Tip: If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, you can substitute it with lemon juice.
Variation: If you want to make your tart even sweeter, you can sprinkle some brown sugar over the apples before baking.
Healthy Apple Rose Tart
- 9-inch round tart pan, rolling pin, parchment paper, pastry brush
- 0.5 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
- 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 0.25 teaspoon salt
- 0.25 cup ice-cold water
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 large apples, cored and thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 375℉ (190℃). Grease a 9-inch round tart pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine the butter, flour, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, mix the ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add the water and mix until the dough comes together. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Gently place the dough into the prepared tart pan, pressing it in the corners and up the sides.
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar and vinegar. Brush the mixture over the apples slices and then arrange them on the tart in a rose-like shape.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the tart is golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.